Norway military PPP programme underway

The Norwegian government has launched its second military housing PPP tender with further military projects expected; road PPP to be launched imminently

The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (Forsvarsbygg), an administrative part of the country’s Ministry of Defence, has invited pre-qualification applications for a PPP housing project in central Brekstad, Orland.

Under the plans, a minimum of 68 flats and the construction of subterranean parking places are to be designed, built, financed and maintained for a term of 20 years.

The value of the project estimated to be between NOK200-250m, plus payments for the operation and maintenance of the project.

This tender is the second stage of the housing development plans, following a successful bid for the initial stage by OBOS Eindom and Blocke Wotne to design, build, finance and maintain 50 dwellings for a twenty year term.

Forsvarsbygg told Partnerships Bulletin that more developments are expected in the future but the size and scope of these are yet to be confirmed.

The tender documents are available here 

Responses are due by 31 January 2020.

Meanwhile, Partnerships Bulletin understands Statens vegvesen, the national roads authority, is preparing to launch the request for qualifications for the Rv. 555 Sotrasambandet road PPP in the coming weeks. Under the tentative plans an pre-bid conference will be held at the end of January with responses due in February. A shortlist of three is expected in the summer of 2020 with financial close in autumn 2021.

The new Sotra Connection between Bergen and Fjell involves the construction a 875m tolled suspension bridge.